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Health and Wellness Coach

Health and wellness coaches teach people about behaviors that promote global wellness. They can develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals or communities, and they collect information and discuss health concerns with their clients. Most coaches work in healthcare facilities, colleges, public health departments, and nonprofits, and some work as private businesses.

Health and Wellness Coach Fast Facts

Education RequirementsBachelor’s degree
Recommended Degree ProgramB.S. in Health and Wellness
Median Salary (2019)$47,000
Workers Employed in U.S. (2018)123,800
Projected Job Openings by 202814,100
Projected growth rate (10 year)+ 11%
Job ProspectsOverall employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people healthy behaviors and explaining how to use available healthcare services.